BEST OF BEAUTY 2017: MAKEUP

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Another year, another round up of beauty products I have loved for 2017! And by love I mean… When I think about these products, it gives me the glo on the inside. I’ve actually discovered so many products in 2017, the skincare round up is a different post all-together! I don’t think it’s possible for me to live minimally. So much to try, not enough faces!

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REVIEW: Charmzone Control Cream Self Massage

I’m just gonna say it right now: this is a magical product. If I wasn’t fascinated by the Face Shop Papaya Peeling gel (First Impressions from a Peeling Gel Skeptic | FT. The Face Shop Mild Papaya Peeling), I’m just blown outta the water by the Charmzone Control Cream Self Massage!

I’m pretty stubborn when it comes to sales clerks giving me recommendations. ESPECIALLY when I don’t ask for help. However, I was convinced to try this product because the cheap Italy Towel I have been using to scrub my face away was making me look… worn. I opted for the advice of the nice Korean lady in charge of the beauty booth at the P.A.T. Market and got a way gentler exfoliant to try (after trying samples).

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REVIEW: Chosungah 22 Bounce Up Pact Ultra SPF 50 PA+++ 02 Sand Beige

Based on a friend’s recommendation and increasing curiosity exploring Sephora’s K-Beauty section filled with brands I never heard of, I picked up the Chosungah 22 Bounce Up Pact Ultra SPF 50 PA+++(colour 02 Sand Beige). While I didn’t find this on the Sephora US or CA website, I was lucky enough to get it in person while browsing Lotte El Cube in the Ewha Women’s University area while on vacation in Seoul.

Now what’s intriguing about this product is that it is a puddy-like complexion product that is a cream to powder formula. Yep, like puddy!

While reading up some reviews, it’s surprising that there are quite the number of people who do not like it! Some due to the colour, the finish, and even the packaging. When it comes to base products, I am super analytical, so hopefully my review is thorough and well thought out for you readers!

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[FIRST IMPRESSIONS] Erborian Liquid BB Creme au Ginseng Makeup-Care Cushion Compact Baby Skin Effect (Phew)

I have been wanting to try cushions for a while ever since they’ve been introduced in beauty world. As I was shopping Sephora online during the VIB sale, I perused the KBeauty portion. Intrigued by Erborian’s entire line, I decided to pick up the cushion they carried! And since I didn’t know my colour, it is fortunate enough for this FI that I bought the only 2 colours: Clair and D’Ore.

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[REVIEW] Belif | Witch Hazel Herbal Extract Toner, Hungarian Water Essence, the True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb

While experimenting with the Ordinary serums a couple of months ago (check out [REVIEW] One Month (and more) of the Ordialnary: Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinimide + Zinc, Lactic/Azelaic Acids (plus last minute buys)), alongside the products I used consistently were and still are from Belif. I spotted Belif in the Face Shop at the Eaton Centre and my eyes protruded pretty fiercely!

Belif is a Korean brand that combines traditional herbal processing methods based on British herbalist Duncan Napier (from the 1860s), with their own innovative extracting method. They value their brand to be the most truthful and inimitable in the cosmetic industry because of their safe and effective formulation process.

I’ve been wanting to try one of their hydrating toners ever since I dabbled it on my hand at a Sephora in the US and followed up with major ragrets after not buying it. It was still winter, my moisturizer ran out, so I thought I’d try the Moisturizing Bomb to help with my dry skin. Bonus, I got a sample size of the Hungarian Water Essence as well to complete the set!
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